A Sophomore Year in Reverse
Throughout the entire year, I’ve strived to be the best student that I could possibly be no matter the given situation. Now that the end of the school year is near, I’m upset in a way that it’s gone by so fast, but am grateful to be moving forward with my life. Since its the end of the school year, naturally students are bombarded with work from almost every class, and it's become increasingly stressful. Personally as student, I feel that I’ve done all I can. The work can get really difficult especially when it comes to my weakness, Geometry. Its difficult to keep up sometimes, but as a student thats my job; to keep up and complete any crazy assignment thrown at me. I’ve met most of my goals this year. One of my goals was to pass geometry which has not been met, yet. I’ve met certain goals by studying, and communicating with my teachers; communication is the most important, at least in my opinion. I think my goals for next year will be similar to this years goals. I plan to put all the effort I possibly can to passing all of my classes. One of my main goals for next year will be to focus on trigonometry, I just know that I’m going to have a harder time; just listening to the word “trigonometry”.
My experience in Writing class has been a rewarding one. I have learned so much this year about grammar and writing, some things I’ve relearned of course. My teacher made our assignments very interactive, and interesting, which is what made the class fun. There were times where I felt the assignments were impossible to complete, but I’ve overcome these feelings, and completed those tasks. We’ve learned many things in class this year, and some things that were incredibly valuable. One thing that we learned this year that was very valuable, was learning how to use google docs. I felt this was incredibly useful, because there is hardly any need for a flash drive or Microsoft word anymore, all we have to do is share the document with our teachers via email. Another thing that we learned about this year was youth voices. I found this website to be very helpful if you want to get your ideas, and thoughts out there. I wouldn't really change much about the learning process at all. The only thing I’d change personally is the way I approached completing my work; I’m such a procrastinator.Some things that I’d carry with me into the future as a student, and person is the whole “mine, not mine” concept. My teacher, Ms. Aboulhosn would practically kill us if we made this mistake, so of course this is something I’d never forget. Small things like this could make all the difference in the work world in the future. This type of thing separates the children from the adults.
This school year is definitely one to remember. I’ve been through so much, and learned from many of my mistakes. As a person I have changed. I used to be the girl who didn’t speak up, who was disrespected, and let it pass me by. Now I’m standing up for myself, and realizing the wrongs in people's actions toward me, and in general. I’ve decided not to sugarcoat anything anymore, I’m not going to be blind anymore. Most of all, I’m not quick to trust people, because of a mistake that I had made in the past. People around me have not changed much, but instead have recognized that there have been changes in me. They could take this in a good way, or bad one, but I can’t go back to who I was before, I’ve learned too much. These changes help me approach my goals, because now I know what I’m focused on: school. I promised myself that relationships will come last, and my education will come first, because honestly being “heartbroken” the week you have to a regents exam doesn’t really help anybody. These changes also help me to approach my goals of the person I want, to be, because I’ve become goal oriented. I want something in my life, and I intend to go for it. I refuse to be sidetracked by nonsense, especially if I can avoid it. I believe that I’ve become a much stronger person than I was before, because I’m not naive anymore, I’m “wide awake” in the words of Katy Perry. I’m very happy with the changes I’ve made in my life, and to my personality. This I believe to be true: If you are truely goal oriented, and disregard what anyone has to say about it, you will make it in life.